Visited Tofukuji Temple in late autumn. The head temple of the Tofukuji sect of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism, Tofukuji is a large temple with 25 satellite temples. This time, visited the satellite temples to avoid the many tourists.
Taikoan Temple. Closed to the public. The autumn leaves were almost finished, but it was beautifully maintained. Its tea ceremony room is Sakumuken. The Choshu Clan's camp was located here during Battle of Toba-Fushimi.
Tamazusa Jizo Statue was moved from Komachi Temple. There is also the statue of Ono no Komachi of her 100 years old, so the temple is associated with Ono no Komachi.
Zennen-in Temple. This temple integrated Meianji Temple.
Entrance on the Meianji side. Meienji Temple is the central training facility of Bamboo Flute Meian School.
Ikka-in Temple. Normally closed to the public, but it opens to the public in the fall and opens a Japanese sweets café.
Tentokuin Temple. The chief priest, Bunei Seikan, was an advisor to the Toyotomi family, and wrote an inscription on the bell of Houkouji Temple for Toyotomi Hideyori, "National peace, and prosperity for sovereign and people". This angered Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the Toyotomi family was destroyed and Tentokuin Temple was abolished.
The incident began when Konchi-in Suden of Nanzenji Temple told Ieyasu that it was disgracing Ieyasu and praising Toyotomi. Since Seikan was also an elder priest of Nanzenji, there are various theories as to whether this was due to rivalry between Suden and Seikan or whether Seikan really intended so.
Tentokuin Temples was later rebuilt. Now it has a garden with beautiful moss. In summer, the bellflowers are beautiful.
stone lantern viewed from the bell shaped window.
The setting sun is behind the trees on the west side.
The quiet garden in the evening seen from the window.
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